The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of HP products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Hewlett-Packard Company.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP
Rank 44 45 81
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +36
Contract jobs citing HP 114 96 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.61% 3.30% 1.82%
As % of the Vendors category 7.78% 7.38% 3.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 41 27
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£300 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.56% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £143 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £550 £432
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.74% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 8
Average hourly rate £20.06 £21.00 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.47% +42.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £35.00 £15.08
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.29 £15.00 £14.88
% change year-on-year
+15.23% +0.84%
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England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1466 1300 1582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 46.38% 44.64% 47.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 776 580 737
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 104 125
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £16.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +33.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.28 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

HP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HP across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

HP Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

HP
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HP across the North West region.

HP Daily Rate Trend in the North West

HP
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP across the North West region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

HP Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

HP
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HP across the North West region.

HP Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

HP
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP across the North West region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

HP Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

HP
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP within the North West region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +3 48 £323 -0.76% 11
Cheshire +2 23 £110 -71.79% 6
Lancashire -25 17 £275 -26.66% 2
Merseyside -1 6 £450 +109.30% 3
Cumbria - 2 - -
HP
England

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing HP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited HP.

1 92 (46.00%) Windows
2 61 (30.50%) Microsoft
3 50 (25.00%) ITIL
4 48 (24.00%) VMware
5 47 (23.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 43 (21.50%) Linux
7 35 (17.50%) SQL
7 35 (17.50%) Cisco
7 35 (17.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 35 (17.50%) Security Cleared
8 34 (17.00%) Active Directory
9 33 (16.50%) SAN
9 33 (16.50%) SC Cleared
10 32 (16.00%) Citrix
11 31 (15.50%) DNS
12 30 (15.00%) DHCP
12 30 (15.00%) Oracle
13 28 (14.00%) Service Management
14 27 (13.50%) HPUX
15 26 (13.00%) Microsoft Certification
16 25 (12.50%) AIX
16 25 (12.50%) MS Exchange
16 25 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
16 25 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
17 23 (11.50%) Apache
17 23 (11.50%) IBM
17 23 (11.50%) Finance
18 22 (11.00%) Dell
18 22 (11.00%) MCSE
18 22 (11.00%) MS Excel

HP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing HP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited HP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 25 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 23 (11.50%) Apache
3 20 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (8.50%) SharePoint
5 16 (8.00%) Tomcat
5 16 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 15 (7.50%) IBM Notes
7 10 (5.00%) WebLogic
8 8 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
9 7 (3.50%) Lync
9 7 (3.50%) WebLogic Integration
10 6 (3.00%) IIS
11 5 (2.50%) WebSphere
12 3 (1.50%) CMS
12 3 (1.50%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 3 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2007
13 2 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
13 2 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 2 (1.00%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 22 (11.00%) MS Excel
2 20 (10.00%) MS Office
3 4 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.50%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.00%) SAP CRM
2 2 (1.00%) SAP PM
2 2 (1.00%) Exstream
3 1 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.00%) PaaS
2 1 (0.50%) Office 365
2 1 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 33 (16.50%) SAN
2 31 (15.50%) DNS
3 30 (15.00%) DHCP
4 17 (8.50%) TCP/IP
5 16 (8.00%) Firewall
6 15 (7.50%) FTP
7 13 (6.50%) HTTP
8 10 (5.00%) WAN
8 10 (5.00%) Wireless
9 9 (4.50%) LAN
10 8 (4.00%) VPN
11 7 (3.50%) Network Security
12 4 (2.00%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (2.00%) IPsec
12 4 (2.00%) Internet
13 3 (1.50%) SSH
13 3 (1.50%) DMZ
13 3 (1.50%) NetScaler
13 3 (1.50%) SNMP
13 3 (1.50%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.50%) Oracle Database
3 10 (5.00%) Relational Database
3 10 (5.00%) RDBMS
4 8 (4.00%) DB2
5 7 (3.50%) MS Access
6 2 (1.00%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.50%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.50%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.50%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 1 (0.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (2.00%) CaliberRM
2 3 (1.50%) Toad
2 3 (1.50%) LoadRunner
3 2 (1.00%) Introscope
4 1 (0.50%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 23 (11.50%) Finance
2 11 (5.50%) Banking
3 9 (4.50%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.50%) Retail
5 2 (1.00%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.00%) Back Office
5 2 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.50%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 41 (20.50%) Analyst
2 18 (9.00%) Architect
3 14 (7.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 13 (6.50%) Support Engineer
5 12 (6.00%) Service Analyst
5 12 (6.00%) Tester
6 11 (5.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 10 (5.00%) Administrator
8 8 (4.00%) Server Engineer
8 8 (4.00%) Project Manager
8 8 (4.00%) Consultant
8 8 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
8 8 (4.00%) Linux Engineer
9 7 (3.50%) Test Analyst
9 7 (3.50%) Infrastructure Architect
10 5 (2.50%) Network Manager
10 5 (2.50%) Linux Administrator
10 5 (2.50%) Network Engineer
10 5 (2.50%) Systems Engineer
10 5 (2.50%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.50%) CSS
1 9 (4.50%) Middleware
1 9 (4.50%) HTML
1 9 (4.50%) YUI
2 8 (4.00%) SOAP
3 4 (2.00%) Web Services
4 3 (1.50%) XML
5 2 (1.00%) APPC
5 2 (1.00%) .NET
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.50%) LAMP
6 1 (0.50%) Java EE
6 1 (0.50%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 25 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.50%) Clustering
3 7 (3.50%) N-Tier
3 7 (3.50%) Firmware
3 7 (3.50%) Mainframe
4 6 (3.00%) Blackberry
5 5 (2.50%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.50%) CMDB
6 3 (1.50%) AS400
6 3 (1.50%) Replication
7 2 (1.00%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.00%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.00%) RMADS
7 2 (1.00%) Life Science
7 2 (1.00%) iSeries
8 1 (0.50%) HP Superdome
8 1 (0.50%) iPad
8 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.50%) IBM XIV
8 1 (0.50%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 92 (46.00%) Windows
2 47 (23.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 43 (21.50%) Linux
4 35 (17.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 27 (13.50%) HPUX
6 25 (12.50%) AIX
7 21 (10.50%) UNIX
8 18 (9.00%) Windows XP
9 14 (7.00%) Solaris
10 12 (6.00%) Windows 7
10 12 (6.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (4.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (4.50%) SUSE
12 4 (2.00%) Android
13 3 (1.50%) Windows 2000
14 2 (1.00%) OS/400
14 2 (1.00%) NetWare
14 2 (1.00%) Windows Vista
14 2 (1.00%) i5/OS
14 2 (1.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (25.00%) ITIL
2 28 (14.00%) Service Management
3 18 (9.00%) Migration
4 14 (7.00%) Project Management
5 12 (6.00%) Configuration Management
5 12 (6.00%) Integration Testing
6 10 (5.00%) Test Scripting
6 10 (5.00%) Performance Testing
6 10 (5.00%) Web Development
6 10 (5.00%) Problem Management
7 9 (4.50%) Release Management
8 8 (4.00%) MVC
8 8 (4.00%) CRM
8 8 (4.00%) SOA
9 7 (3.50%) ITSM
9 7 (3.50%) Statistical Analysis
9 7 (3.50%) Security Testing
10 6 (3.00%) Kalman Filter
10 6 (3.00%) People Management
11 5 (2.50%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (17.50%) SQL
2 14 (7.00%) Perl
3 12 (6.00%) Shell Script
4 11 (5.50%) PowerShell
4 11 (5.50%) VB
5 9 (4.50%) JavaScript
6 7 (3.50%) C
6 7 (3.50%) FoxPro (VFP)
7 4 (2.00%) Java
8 2 (1.00%) COBOL
8 2 (1.00%) PHP
8 2 (1.00%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.00%) RPG
8 2 (1.00%) VBScript
9 1 (0.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 35 (17.50%) Security Cleared
2 33 (16.50%) SC Cleared
3 26 (13.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (11.00%) MCSE
5 18 (9.00%) MCP
6 11 (5.50%) ISEB
7 10 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (5.00%) ISTQB
8 9 (4.50%) MCITP
8 9 (4.50%) CCNA
9 7 (3.50%) CCNP
9 7 (3.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 7 (3.50%) ISEB Practitioner
10 5 (2.50%) ACSA
10 5 (2.50%) MCDST
10 5 (2.50%) MCTS
10 5 (2.50%) ACSP
10 5 (2.50%) CCIP
10 5 (2.50%) MCSA
10 5 (2.50%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (9.50%) SLA
2 6 (3.00%) QA
3 5 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.50%) COBIT
4 1 (0.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 34 (17.00%) Active Directory
2 21 (10.50%) XenApp
3 19 (9.50%) XenServer
4 18 (9.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 17 (8.50%) Hyper-V
6 10 (5.00%) XenDesktop
7 7 (3.50%) vSphere
8 6 (3.00%) VMware ESX
9 5 (2.50%) ISA Server
10 4 (2.00%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (1.00%) Brightmail
11 2 (1.00%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.50%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.50%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.50%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.50%) vCloud
12 1 (0.50%) VMFS
12 1 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 25 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
2 19 (9.50%) SCCM
3 17 (8.50%) OpenView
4 13 (6.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 11 (5.50%) SCOM
6 10 (5.00%) Tivoli
7 8 (4.00%) NetBackup
7 8 (4.00%) HP Data Protector
8 7 (3.50%) Backup Exec
9 5 (2.50%) SCSM
10 4 (2.00%) CA Wily
10 4 (2.00%) SCVMM
11 3 (1.50%) Unicenter
11 3 (1.50%) WMI
11 3 (1.50%) HP SiteScope
11 3 (1.50%) HP UCMDB
11 3 (1.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 2 (1.00%) SAP Afaria
12 2 (1.00%) FortiGate
12 2 (1.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 61 (30.50%) Microsoft
2 48 (24.00%) VMware
3 35 (17.50%) Cisco
4 32 (16.00%) Citrix
5 30 (15.00%) Oracle
6 23 (11.50%) IBM
7 22 (11.00%) Dell
8 18 (9.00%) Red Hat
9 16 (8.00%) Sun
10 15 (7.50%) Lotus
10 15 (7.50%) 3PAR
11 12 (6.00%) SAP
11 12 (6.00%) EMC
12 11 (5.50%) BMC
13 10 (5.00%) Symantec
14 9 (4.50%) Apple
14 9 (4.50%) TIBCO
14 9 (4.50%) CA
14 9 (4.50%) Compaq
15 7 (3.50%) Avaya
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